This week we're back, with some post-election blues, but there are a host of birthdays from the world of cinema to celebrate, leading to digressions about the work of Richard Brooks and Frank Capra. In the wake of the on-going we take time out to discuss the conversely different reviews for Todd Haynes' and Gus Van Sant's new films, plus there is (already) news of the next jury president at the Venice Film Festival. As for the reviews, Cal caught up with Chris Rock's semi-autobiographical romance, "Top Five," and the sequel to the popular acapella tale "Pitch Perfect," while we both saw the trailblazing "Mad Max: Fury Road" and Blake Lively's stab at Benjamin Button, "The Age of Adaline." Elsewhere, Christopher Doyle's words of wisdom infiltrate their way into this week's critiques, we lament the demise of Thora Birch's career, there's a rant concerning one of Charlize Theron's upcoming projects, and Pete's culinary limitations as a bachelor are laid bare.
The week's news: Discussing some interesting birthdays in the world of film, and the buzz from the on-going Cannes Film Festival!
[3:10 - 17:50]
Pitch Perfect 2 27:53 - 36:19
The Age of Adaline 36:20 - 47:02
Top Five 47:03 - 56:07
Mad Max: Fury Road 56:08 - 1:10:03
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Jessie J, "Flashlight" (from Pitch Perfect 2)